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Poster: StevenJBrowning Date: Dec 27, 2012 7:22pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Streetfighter (1974) public domain?

I am wondering if the film The Streetfighter (1974) is in the public domain. I have searched the Internet and have found conflicting views.

On IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/trivia) it is written that the film is public domain "after rights failed to renew." Google searches of "street fighter" with "public domain" have many sites stating that it is public domain.

But there was a link to the movie in this thread, which has been removed: http://archive.org/post/285253/are-these-public-domain

There was a post on Japanese copyright of films, suggesting it would likely be copyright protected given its date of creation (1974): http://archive.org/post/343043/copyright-on-japanese-films

There was a post here asking for the movie to be removed: http://archive.org/post/352908/please-remove

However, at the moment, there are a couple of uploads of this movie on Archive.org

I am also unsure because of this page: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=49&;ti=26,49&Search_Arg=V2912P418&Search_Code=DOCN&CNT=25&PID=t5Zug2sIruAvl6VKZpdtMBgIk8Zx-&SEQ=20121227223023&SID=1

I would much appreciate information as to the movie's copyright/public domain status.